TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Raw Brussels Sprouts

At this time of year, Brussels sprouts are in season and many people are debating how to prepare them for Thanksgiving. Our nana and aunt disagreed to the extent that each brought her preferred preparation (one a gratin laden with Gruyère and pancetta, one with a honey balsamic sauce). But you don’t have to cook…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stone Fruit Salad

“Everybody must get stoned!” sang Bob Dylan in Rainy Day Women #12 & 35. Someone, whip him up a stone fruit salad! 1. MIX together your favorite greens. We like to add something peppery as a counterpoint to the sweet fruit, such as baby arugula, daikon/radish and/or watercress. We also like to add crunch, in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Hearts Of Palm

Back in the day when we still seriously dieted, we created what we called a luxury salad—absolutely delicious and “luxurious” because the ingredients were relatively costly. Whenever we’re feeling diet-minded—or simply want to detox from the rich foods we eat all day, we whip one up. If you can get to a club store, artichoke…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Quinoa Bar

Last month we presented a series of tips to create exciting food bars for entertaining (links below). You can do smaller versions for the family dinner table. A few days ago, we discovered a delicious and nutritious quinoa bar at Fresh&Co., a fast-casual, seasonal and organic restaurant concept for health-conscious people who care as much…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Combine Ingredients In New Ways

Like potatoes? Like acorn squash? We’re crazy about both, so leaped to make this mashup, created by Heather Scholten of Farmgirl Gourmet, and sent to us by Potato Goodness.com. Serve it as a side dish or as a salad. Is this a potato-squash mix with a garnishing of arugula, or a “salad?” Call it what…
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